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Gambling on regaining majority, Canada's Trudeau to hold elections

OTTAWA, Canada: Reports from Canada say Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will schedule snap elections in September, two years ahead ...

20-year old youth shot deal by Israeli soldiers during teen's funeral

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - A 20-year old Palestinian youth was shot dead by Israeli army soldiers on Thursday as he attended ...

Jump in Covid variant forces U.S. to keep borders closed to visitors

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Due to the spread of the Covid Delta variant, the United States will not lift the existing travel ...

Blinken meets representative of Tibet government in exile in India

NEW DELHI, India: China is expected to deliver an angry response to a meeting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken ...

Hong Kong man found guilty under HK security law, 115 others charged

HONG KONG: Hong Kong has convicted the first person for terrorism and inciting secession, as defined by its new national ...

Palestinian boy, 12, dies after being shot by Israeli troops

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - A 12-year old Palestinian boy has been shot dead by Israeli army soldiers in the West Bank, ...

Aussie troops to bolster NSW police enforcement of Covid restrictions

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Hundreds of Australian Army soldiers are to be deployed to the streets of Sydney in a ...

Bezos says Blue Origin will cover $2 billion lunar mission costs

SEATTLE, Washington: Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos has offered to pay up to $2 billion in NASA costs if the ...

After Covid, parents opting for homeschooling for kids

WASHINGTON D.C.: Following the closing of the nation's schools during the Covid pandemic, more than 11 percent of all households ...

Stop politicizing COVID-19 origin tracing -- S. Africa's governing party

© Provided by Xinhua JOHANNESBURG, July 31 (Xinhua) -- South Africa's governing party African National Congress (ANC) on Friday said ...

Feature: Ma Long, heart of a great champion

© Provided by Xinhua Crowned the most decorated paddler in Olympic history, Ma Long's journey continues as he sets his ...

RSF denounces China's hypocrisy over attacks on scribes

Paris [France], July 31 (ANI): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has denounced Beijing for taking a "hypocritical stance" after the Chinese ...

Tokyo Olympics: Djokovic loses bronze medal match

Tokyo [Japan], July 31 (ANI): World number one Novak Djokovic missed out on a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics ...

China outbreak spreads as WHO sounds alarm on Delta

Outbreaks of the Covid-19 Delta variant resulted in China and Australia imposing stricter restrictions.Infections in China spread to Fujian province.The ...

Covid-19 puts massive strain on soup kitchens in Makhanda

Thirty soup kitchens in Makhanda went from feeding around 6 000 people each day before the pandemic to providing meals ...

Toyota's Johan van Zyl has died

Dr Johan van Zyl, the executive chairperson of Toyota South Africa Motors, has died at the age of 63.A spokesperson ...

WHO Chief: Pandemic Will End When World Chooses

"The pandemic will end when the world chooses to end it," World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said ...

Former union minister, NSA Doval pen 7 years of Modi Govt

New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Members of Parliament (MP) to take the government's ...

US intents to strike terror camps found in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 31 (ANI): The United States military would strike if terrorist camps were found in Afghanistan after military ...

China reports 55 new COVID-19 cases as Delta variant spread

Beijing [China], July 31 (ANI): China has reported 55 new coronavirus cases, as the country is witnessing a sudden surge ...

Isuru Udana announces retirement

Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 31 (ANI): Sri Lanka pacer Isuru Udana on Saturday announced his retirement from international cricket. "I ...

June air travel recovery continues to disappoint: IATA

Geneva [Switzerland], July 31 (ANI): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced passenger demand performance for June showing a ...

Need collaborative efforts to protect our language: VP

New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that we need innovative and collaborative ...

Atanu Das slams AAI for calling selection trial

Tokyo [Japan], July 31 (ANI): Archer Atanu Das is not too pleased with the Archery Association of India (AAI) for ...

US calls on Pakistan to play positive role in de-escalating

London [UK], July 31 (ANI): As Taliban terrorists intensified their offensive across Afghanistan, the United States called on Islamabad to ...

Rugby Canada fires coach over social media posts

Rugby Canada sacked one of its development coaches on Friday over a series of social media posts that were critical ...

Steep fuel prices announced for next week

The petrol price will increase by 91 cents per litre (c/l) in August, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy ...

COVID-19 Spreads in China, Australia as WHO Sounds Alarm on Delta

BEIJING - Mushrooming outbreaks of the highly contagious delta variant prompted China and Australia to impose stricter COVID-19 restrictions on ...

Protests, Accusations Against Myanmar Junta Ahead of Coup Anniversary

BANGKOK - Small groups of students protested Myanmar's military junta on Saturday in Mandalay and a human rights group accused ...

Nigerian Sprinter Okagbare Out of Tokyo Games After Failing Drug Test

TOKYO - Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medalist Blessing Okagbare's Tokyo Games ended abruptly on Saturday morning ...

WHO's 2nd COVID-19 origins probe seen as Tedros's reelection move: media

© Provided by Xinhua Many WHO member states in Geneva were surprised by Tedros' approach to further probing whether the ...

Six months after coup, Myanmar's political, rights and aid

Naypyitaw [Myanmar], July 31 (ANI): An estimated 170,200 people remain displaced in the south-eastern parts of Myanmar due to violence, ...

Tom Hanks joins Wes Anderson's next untitled project

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): Hollywood star Tom Hanks is all set to enter the jewel-box world of Wes Anderson ...

Israel Blames Iran For Deadly Attack On Tanker

Israel on July 30 blamed Iran for an attack on an Israeli-managed oil tanker off Oman that killed two crew ...

Cubs, Nationals pick up pieces after wild trade deadline

The Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals, two of baseball's biggest sellers at the trade deadline, will continue their new ...

Sink or swim: Can island states survive the climate crisis

Small island nations across the world are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, and their problems have been accentuated ...

Tunisia's Turmoil is Being Watched Warily Around the Globe

TUNIS, TUNISIA - Days of political turmoil in Tunisia over a crippled economy and surging coronavirus infections have unnerved allies ...

Olympic Swimming: More Gold for Dressel, Ledecky and McKeown

TOKYO - Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky added to the United States' gold medal haul at the Tokyo Games on ...

US Seizes Tanker Used to Deliver Oil to North Korea

WASHINGTON - The United States seized a Singapore-owned oil tanker Friday that was used to make illegal oil deliveries to ...

Rossari Biotech posts 58 pc growth in Q1 PAT at Rs 25 crore

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 31 (ANI): Speciality chemicals manufacturer Rossari Biotech on Saturday posted 58 per cent jump in its ...

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Walmart to pay for employees' college tuition, cost of books

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas: Retailer Walmart, the largest private employer in the U.S., has announced it will cover the full cost of ...

U.S. stocks slip on Amazon revenue forecasts

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks fell across the board on Friday with Amazon a stand-out for sellers. The ...

Amazon says it will not accept bitcoin for online payments

SEATTLE, Washington: Amazon.com denied media reports on July 26 that the company was considering accepting bitcoins as a form of ...

In major move, Intel to build Qualcomm chips, full production by 2025

SANTA CLARA, California: Hoping to regain its lead by 2025 and catch up to rivals, such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ...

Stocks across Asia sold off, Japan's Nikkei 225 loses 499 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - There was wholesale selling of stocks on Asian markets on Friday with the technology sector coming ...

Chinese companies risk U.S. de-listing over government interference

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Changes in reporting procedures will now require Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges to disclose the risks ...

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